Woman upset after granddaughter went missing from elementary school

ALTON, IL (KTVI)– Ramona Bass is upset, she says officials at Mark Twain Elementary in Alton lost track of her 7-year -old granddaughter Kamaira on Monday. Her daughter called and said the first grader didn’t come home on the bus after school.

“She had to tell the bus driver where she lived. She was missing for three hours we were in an uproar.  Just imagine if your loved one was missing. Especially if it`s a child that`s 7 years old,” said Bass.

Kamaira made it home, but was placed an alternate bus. When bass called the district with questions about the mix-up she wasn’t satisfied with the response.

“The principal of the school there also told me that they didn`t see her and didn`t know who took her out to the bus stop,” said Bass.

Fox 2 contacted the Alton Community Unit School District 11 officials said they couldn’t comment on student issues, but did confirm they followed procedures and the child was transported home.

“They said they talked to us I said the superintendent not made contact with the mother. They`re lying covering stuff up,” Bass said.

Bass says she just wants to make sure tighter security is in place so Monday’s incident never happens again.

“There`s nothing wrong with you telling your child when you`re riding around and about this is how we go home this way or a different way. Teach your kids different ways to get home,” she said.

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